First, please check to make sure your Google Chrome browser is up to date. Find the 3 vertical dots in the upper right hand corner. Then click on Help and About Google Chrome. If you see that your version begins with 69, you are up to date.If it begins with a lower number, please take the steps to update your browser. This is very important for not just new features, but also and most importantly, for security.
Chrome has stored passwords for over 10 years, but now it is taking it a step further by offering to create a random password the first time you log into a new website. It will then store the password and after creating a new, difficult password, Google will use it the next time you log into the site.
Remember that you’ll still have to enter that password if you access Netflix within an app or on a streaming device that doesn’t use Chrome as an interface. Fortunately, all of your passwords should still be accessible via passwords.google.com, where you can search for the site name and reveal each individual password, then type it in. If you see the “eye” icon in your list, you can click on it and it will reveal your actual password instead of the asterisks. This is helpful for anyone who just uses stored passwords in Google Chrome.
Tip of the month
Free up space on your Mac
You may not realize that all of those old operating system files (and iOS is updated regularly) are taking up a lot of space on your Mac’s hard drive and also slowing it down. You are probably also storing many iPad or iPhone backups. Here are steps to delete these old files:
Click the Apple button in the top left and select About This Mac.
Click the Storage tab to see a chart of the various categories of files taking up space – and also to see how much free space you have left.
If you see a large portion labeled as iOS Files, you have some backups you can move or delete.
Click the Manage button and then iOS Files in the left panel to view the local iOS backup files.
If you no longer need them,click on them to highlight, and then click the Delete button. You will have to click Delete again to confirm your choice.
If you wish to move them to an external drive, click the Show in Folder button and then drag them to an external drive.